Job 32:11
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New International Version
I waited while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words,

King James Bible
Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

Darby Bible Translation
Lo, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasonings, until ye searched out what to say.

World English Bible
"Behold, I waited for your words, and I listened for your reasoning, while you searched out what to say.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I have waited for your words, I give ear unto your reasons, Till ye search out sayings.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons - Instead of תבונותיכם tebunotheychem, your reasons, תכונותיכם techunotheychem, your arguments, is the reading of nine of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS. The sense, however, is nearly the same.

Whilst ye searched out what to say - עד תחקרון מלין ad tachkerun millin; "Whilst ye were searching up and down for words." A fine irony, which they must have felt.

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I waited for

Job 32:4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

Job 29:21,23 To me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel...

reasons. Heb. understandings (Instead of tevoonotheychem, nine MSS. read techoonotheychem, 'your arguments;' but the sense is nearly the same.)

whilst (Ad tachkeroon millin, 'whilst ye were searching for words;' a fine irony, which they must have felt.)

Job 5:27 See this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know you it for your good.

Proverbs 18:17 He that is first in his own cause seems just; but his neighbor comes and searches him.

Proverbs 28:11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that has understanding searches him out.

Ecclesiastes 12:9,10 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he gave good heed, and sought out...

what to say. Heb. words

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"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Its Meaning
Deliverance from the condemning sentence of the Divine Law is the fundamental blessing in Divine salvation: so long as we continue under the curse, we can neither be holy nor happy. But as to the precise nature of that deliverance, as to exactly what it consists of, as to the ground on which it is obtained, and as to the means whereby it is secured, much confusion now obtains. Most of the errors which have been prevalent on this subject arose from the lack of a clear view of the thing itself, and
Arthur W. Pink—The Doctrine of Justification

Cross References
Job 32:10
"Therefore I say: Listen to me; I too will tell you what I know.

Job 32:12
I gave you my full attention. But not one of you has proved Job wrong; none of you has answered his arguments.

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